Brush Strokes. Image shows from L to R: Jacko (Karl Howman), Lionel Bainbridge (Gary Waldhorn), Sandra (Jackie Lye), Eric (Mike Walling). Copyright: BBC
Brush Strokes

Brush Strokes

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1986 - 1991
  • 40 episodes (5 series)

Jacko, a painter, is an habitual womaniser and cheeky chappy from South London, with somewhat of a loving, sensitive streak lurking not far beneath. Stars Karl Howman, Gary Waldhorn, Elizabeth Counsell, Mike Walling, Jackie Lye and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 7

Jacko's in turmoil, having received both a declaration of love from Lesley and a perceived come-on from Veronica - her mother! Lionel's preoccupied with a loan for the business.

Broadcast details

Monday 13th October 1986
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 15th April 2014 2:40pm Drama
Tuesday 15th April 2014 7:00pm Drama
Tuesday 24th February 2015 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 30th June 2016 1:40pm Drama
Thursday 30th June 2016 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 31st July 2016 3:00pm Drama
Friday 8th September 2017 1:40pm Drama
Friday 8th September 2017 6:00pm Drama
Friday 22nd March 2019 6:00pm Drama
Friday 11th February 2022 5:20pm Drama

Cast & crew

Karl Howman Jacko
Gary Waldhorn Lionel Bainbridge
Elizabeth Counsell Veronica Bainbridge
Mike Walling Eric
Jackie Lye Sandra
Kim Thomson Lesley Bainbridge
Nicky Croydon Jean
Guest cast
Peter Cellier Mr Crane
Kate Melhuish Jacko's Niece
Olivia Grant Jacko's Niece
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
John Jarvis Editor
John Bristow Production Designer

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